With beautiful track ‘Ghosts in the Snow’ now streaming online, singer-songwriter Freja Frances is gearing up for the release of a new EP next month. ‘Ghosts’ will be available through ShimmerSun Music, and you can find out all about it below.
Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?
I don’t think there was one defining moment for me; it’s just something that has always been around. I was brought up listening to a fairly wide variety of music from my parents and I also liked the bands and songs that were popular throughout my childhood. The first time I remember music really hitting me emotionally was listening to The Black Parade aged 12, but I’ve always enjoyed listening to music.
- What are your main ambitions in the industry?
I really just want to be able to continue recording and releasing music.
- When did you start writing your own songs/music?
I’ve been writing since I was a kid; I used to write poetry, then at the age of nine I saw the film School of Rock, which I loved so I started writing song lyrics instead. After a few years I began to abandon the rock band idea and started writing piano accompaniments to my songs instead.
- What would you say is your music career highlight to date?
Playing at the Workshop in Shoreditch earlier this year was pretty awesome. As well as it being my first headline, it was also a great atmosphere; the venue was lovely and I really enjoyed the support acts.
- Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?
The bands that influence me do so lyrically more than musically. A lot of my favourite bands have a rock/alternative sound, whereas my music is soft and acoustic, but I love the melancholy themes of bands like The Smiths, Radiohead, Nirvana, Lydia and My Chemical Romance.
- What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?
The EP is made up of some of the earliest songs I wrote, I chose my favourite tracks I’d written as a young teenager because I wanted to release all my music in chronological order.
- Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?
A local band I really like is Van Susans, an alternative folk rock band; I saw them play in a music store near me last year, they’re great live.
- Any gigs coming up?
I’m playing at the Spice of Life in London on 18th October and Ascape Studios in December.
- Where can we find/follow you online?
You can follow me at